Occupational Therapy

Read the following information.

Free OET Writing Sample Test with Answer Subtest Occupational Therapy #5

Notes: Assume that today's date is 20 January 2024

You are an occupational therapist at Sunny Days Rehabilitation Center.




Name: Michael Carter (Mr.)

DOB: 17 October 1982

Address: 234 Sunny Street, Sunnyside

Marital Status: Single

Occupation: Software Engineer

Treating Doctor: Dr. Maria Rodriguez, Sunnyside


Case Notes

Medical History: Mr. Carter suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in a bicycle accident three months ago. He has made progress but continues to experience cognitive deficits, including memory problems, difficulty with problem-solving, and fatigue. He is on medical leave from work.


Response to Problem: Mr. Carter is eager to return to work and regain his cognitive abilities. He recognizes the need for rehabilitation to help him achieve these goals.


Occupational Performance:

Self Care: Requires assistance with meal planning and organization.

Domestic: Struggles with household management and maintaining routines.

Leisure: Used to enjoy coding, reading, and playing board games but has been unable to participate fully.

Mr. Carter has a strong support system of friends and family.


20 Jan 2024

Plan for Improvement:


Implement cognitive rehabilitation exercises to address memory and problem-solving deficits.

Develop a structured daily routine to improve time management and organization skills.

Collaborate with Mr. Carter's employer to create a phased return-to-work plan.

Encourage participation in leisure activities that align with his interests and cognitive abilities.

Offer emotional support and counseling to address the emotional impact of the TBI.

Regularly assess his progress and adapt the treatment plan to meet his evolving needs.


Writing Task:


Using the information given in the case notes, write a letter to the senior occupational therapist, updating him on your assessment, recommendations and plan, while asking for his recommendations on better options for treatment. Address the letter to Dr. Taoxi Jing, 8545 Valencia Boulevard, Sunnyside.

In your answer:

? Expand the relevant notes into complete sentences

? Do not use note form

? Use letter format

The body of the letter should be approximately 180–200 words.

Dr. Taoxi Jing

8545 Valencia Boulevard



Re: Michael Carter (DOB: 17/10/1982)


Dear Dr. Jing,


I trust this letter finds you well. I am writing to provide you with an update on our patient, Mr. Michael Carter, who is currently receiving occupational therapy at Sunny Days Rehabilitation Center under your esteemed supervision.

Mr. Carter's medical history includes a traumatic brain injury (TBI) sustained in a bicycle accident three months ago. While he has shown progress, he continues to face cognitive deficits, such as memory problems, difficulty with problem-solving, and fatigue. It is worth noting that Mr. Carter is highly motivated to return to work as a software engineer and regain his cognitive abilities through rehabilitation.

Our holistic treatment approach for Mr. Carter encompasses several key components. Cognitive rehabilitation exercises have been implemented to target and address his memory and problem-solving deficits, with the goal of enhancing overall cognitive function. Simultaneously, we are focused on developing a structured daily routine to improve time management and organizational skills, contributing to enhanced self-care and domestic management.

To facilitate his return to professional life, we are actively collaborating with Mr. Carter's employer to establish a phased return-to-work plan, ensuring a seamless transition. In alignment with his interests, including coding, reading, and playing board games, we encourage participation in leisure activities while considering his cognitive abilities. Acknowledging the emotional impact of the traumatic brain injury, we provide emotional support and counseling to address his well-being during this challenging period. 

Dr. Jing, I would greatly appreciate your valuable insights and recommendations regarding Mr. Carter's treatment plan. Your extensive experience and expertise in occupational therapy would be invaluable in ensuring the best possible outcomes for our patient.

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or require further information regarding Mr. Carter's progress or treatment plan.


Yours sincerely,

Occupational Therapist

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